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ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:30am EST
edge of a fiscal cliff and it appears law makers are not too quick to offer a safety net. sandra endo is in washington with the latest on the developing story and sandra, it does seem like this is all talk and no action right now doesn't it. >> reporter: that's right. and there's only a few days left in this year to get anything done and that's why president obama has called the top four congressional leaders to the white house this afternoon for a closed-door meeting charley. and he wants to try to figure out a way to end this fiscal cliff stalemate but you hear the rhetoric being talked about on capitol hill, among leaders, republicans and democrats are still pointing the blame at each other for not getting this deal done. and for the lack of progress. so still no movement yet and there's only a few days to go to a get anything done. charley. >> you know let's go to what was said yesterday we talk about harry reid referring to john boehner as dictator. and we got mitch mcconel saying we are not going to write a blank check coming up with solutions. it seals like there's no comm
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:30am EST
to monitor the progress during the next 48 hours. >>> you voted for a handful of laws, tomorrow the laws go in to effect in maryland. the big one is same-sex marriage. at midnights january 1st, same sex couples with legally marry in the state. wednesdayings are planned during the first few minutes of 2013. stephanie rawlings blake is opening city hall at 12:30 in the morning where the historic ceremonies, same-sex marriage isn't the only change coming to maryland. there is a law allowing veterans to have status show up on their driver's license. another aimed at protecting children from id theft by allowing parents to freeze their child's credit any time they want. >>> coach chuck returned to the sidelines this weekend for the first time since diagnosed with leukemia. what his team pulled out for him and showing sweet dance moves after the game. we will look at the emotional pregame ceremony for the new york giants. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] a
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 6:30am EST
license in december and today, at the were able to tie the knot with the new law. new year's day marks the culmination of years of work by gay and lesbian marylanders and the allies to persuade state legislators and voters to support full marriage rights for same sex couples. >> it gives us a little bit of security. more security with the properties and whatever and as far as inheritance wise and like that. and until the supreme court does their bit with the federal, we are still struggling. >> reporter: that first ceremony took place at 12:30 this morning. what a way to ring in the new year. reporting live at city hall, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> the cia, fbi and move the respected agencies in the u.s. are now being blamed for the confusion that unfold following a september 11th attack at a consulate in benghazi libya. a senate report shows the intelligence community made major changes in talking points to lead the obama administration's confusion. and the public explanation of what happened. u.n. am core sues -- ambassador susan rice used talking points that said it was pr
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
than 50 years in law enforcement doesn't believe we stumbled into an ongoing investigation. >> if they were checking on this place, it wasn't be uniform doing it. report oakland mayor jean quan she expected police chief howard jordan will investigate. >> if he has this information, he will investigate it. i have confidence if there's any misconduct that he will do the right thing. >> reporter: so far, chief jordan has not responded to our repeated request to interview him, or officer kuo. >> howard jordan issued a written response. chief jordan said, i take these allegations very seriously and the department open investigations as soon as the circumstances were brought to my attention. because these are open investigations, i am limited in what can be discussed. now to what the state called pay. taxpayers might think of it as an unwarranted way to rake in extra money for simply going one's job. debra villalon shows us millions of our tax dollars are handed out. >> reporter: we asked state workers about pay. extra pay for the risk. or a hazardous material team. why would administra
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
of new laws and they just took a affect today. and we will tell you about one that affects you if you use facebook. >> reporter: well there are a total of 876 new laws in the books in our state and one is designed to protect homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure. this new law would prevent banks from starting the foreclosure basis and it will protect people going through alone modification. and you can still go ahead with the for close to our some time. it is now illegal to use facebook user i.d. and password to keep their jobs. colleges and user add mixes are also prohibited in doing the same thing and can no longer ask the students. driver less cars, pay paves the way and they are a bay area technical giant and as long as there is a real person watching nearby incase of an emergency. with more than 800 new laws, we can't go through all of them but these are just a few we have picked out but coming up in about 45 minutes we will tell you about a new law that has to do with carrying rifles in public. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> thank you, alley. they are prepar
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
room. although knobloch or the constitution guarantees equal protection of the law, and the outlaws the whole purpose of it the 14th amendment was to outlaw racial standards. that seems pretty straightforward. there was an act of 1981 that been racial discrimination, including in regards to college tuition. it sounds pretty straightforward. think of those things not mean what they say. there is an exception in this area. you would think, well, gee, it would be an exception. it would be an exception to the principle of racial discrimination that is pretty clearly there in the law. the federal branch have spoken to that. it must be pretty strong and undeniable. it must be something like, you know, it helps us identify someone who is about to set up a nuclear bomb in new york city or something like that. it is very compelling. well, the argument is that if you use racial determination for college admissions, it is likely that there will be somewhat more -- somewhat more of unrehearsed, interracial conversations are in especially among students. under the african-american kids and a lat
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am PST
in the closet. >> kelly: he's not done yet, he's okay. and new controversial immigration gun law coming up. can the mexican government have a say how the u.s. deals with illegal immigration? we'll talk to arizona attorney general tom thorn, he weighs in on the ongoing legal battle. >> jamie: plus, a defiant act against president obama's health care law. an update on the u.s. company facing millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply. >> kelly: and taking a stand in the wake of the tragic school shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary. what some teachers are doing to make their classrooms safer. >> i think that a lot of people have a fear of guns and of what they can do, but i think also that maybe they're not quite educated, that sometimes the only thing we'll talk about is a good guy with a gun. >> and welcome back, everyone, we're following a major challenge to the president's health care law, the arts and crafts chain hobby lobby now saying it will not pro he vied workers with health plans that cover the morning after pill. even though the new health care law requir
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
interactive radar wbaltv.com. just click on whetheather. >> there will be a bunch of new laws in maryland. kim dacey has more with what we can expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discussed. others you might not know about. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. that means current officials will get an extra year in office. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft.. a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope it will protect foster children. they are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass a law allowing minors th
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
. families are left in limbo following a law signed in russia banning american families from adopting there. hear from a bay area family who says she isn't giving up hope. >>> good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. we begin with breaking news out of marin county where two people in the last hour have been rescued from the water near the golden gate bridge. coast guard officials tell us they received a call that two people were struggling in the water in this area. rescue boats raced to the site and just about 30 minutes ago coast guard crews pulled two people from the water. there's no word on the victim's identity or their condition. >>> as law enforcement agencies get ready for beefed up dui patrols around the bay area. a lawmaker is proposing a new bill that toughness drunk driving laws. patti lee joins us with details on that plan. >> reporter: there will be multiple dui checkpoints including here in palo alto which will have a command center set up by 9:00 a.m. these are after a bill passed this afternoon will help stop repeat drun
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
bundled up. >> coming up a law aimed at making it safer for under aged party goer autos michael finney looks at another new law might help make a -- take away some pain when pulled over by ples. >> taking you laif long the parade route. forks are already staking out claims for best views. >> abc 7 news contin >>> new year brings a new that law that could affect the way some young people celebrate tonight aimed at under age td drinking home of party buses and how two deaths led to this change. >> this new law came about after a 19-year-old was killed jerry hill named the bill for the teenager. hill says the law will hold the party bus driver responsible for under aged drink oogt drivers now of buses if they see, or ignore alcohol being consume bid minors they'll be subject to a misdemeanor. >> another party bus incident occurred this year, a 25-year-old the santa cruz woman was killed after she and a minor fell out of a party bus. the victim died after being run over on highway 17. passengers had been drinking. law requires a chaperone if minors are passengers. to stop under aged
WHUT
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
controversial move is said to be part of russia's retaliation against an american law that puts sanctions on officials suspected of human rights violations. some senior government officials in moscow have spoken out against that law, but supporters argue the ban's necessary, because some adopted children have faced abuse by american families. joining me from moscow now is steve rosenberg. steve, you said he'd do it, he's done it. >> that's right, david. there's been one question that has dominated political life in moscow the last few days and that is will he or won't he? will president putin sign what is one of the most controversial laws he's been face with. yesterday he indicated he probably would and today he signed it. as you mentioned it has been very controversial because a number of ministers in his own government, including the russian foreign minister have publicly criticized the law and president putin's critics have accused him of playing politics with russian children. >> criticized it on humanitarian grounds. >> yes, absolutely. it's interesting to note that the bi
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00am EST
the new year comes new state laws. >> kim dacey has more on what to expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discuss. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out something of their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled -- a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope will protect foster children. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass bill law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit reports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 37 degrees at 5:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it loo
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
taken. law enforcement agencies say check points such as this one help to intercept drunk drivers and take them off of the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and made 18 arrests. they support the bill. >> this legislation is being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fort tud to not drive drunk. >> the device costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs to ensure accuracy that can run an additional $50 to $100 every two months. mothers against drunk driving would prefer laws tougher. >> i prefer they're installed on every dui convicted person's car. this is a great stop gach. >> four california counties are in the middle of a pilot project in which those devices are required after the first dui conviction. and is hoping that feed back from that pilot project might provide ammunition it needs for a tougher law. >> writers on edge after another person was pushed into an oncoming train and killed. witnesses
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> glor: the nra says existing gun laws are not being enforced. orgaret brennan has more on what the group would change, and the reaction. >> reporter: the nra is arguing for the creation of a national database of the mentally ill to prevent them from buying weapons. the nra is also lobbying to put armed guards or police in e hools. >> itsive vice president wayne lapierre. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people-- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. gun control laws. in a cbs news poll conducted after the fatal newtown shooting, 57% of americans said that gun control laws should be more strict. that's the highest level of support in a decade. and may provide renewed support for politicians willing to challenge the powerful nra lobby. >> new york senator chuck schumer criticized the nra vice president's argument that any attempt at gun restrictions is bound to fail. >> well, i think he's so extreme and so tone deaf that he actually helps
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am EST
bring you a recap of the big night and with the new year new laws. one of the biggest, same sex marriage. we are live this morning after early morning nuptials were hand out and while you slept the senate passed a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. now will the house follow suit? the skies over baltimore lit up as crowds welcomed in 2013. inner harbor was filled with revelers and live music as fireworks decorated the skyline and there was a special tribute to the baltimore orioles honored for the remarkable 2012 season we will look at that and other stories from around the world on this tuesday, it's january 1st 2013. happy new year and good morning i am charley crowson mike masco. >> it at this time me for asecond. >> 2013. >> that's amazing. >> you were up late partying. >> good evening. i mean booed morning. hoare what he -- good morning. here's what's going on. we are going to start 2013 on a chilly note and notice temperatures into the 30s throughout 43 in baltimore city. these are the dew point values. when you get the dew points into the 20s that's a dry atmosphere. there is
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: cindy and dennis boyer were weeks away from adopting baby add alynn. they met the almost 2-year-old recently as they visited her russian orphanage. but now vladimir putin has signed a law that despite mounds of paperwork and thousands of dollars already spend, all the more than 1,500 adoptions currently under way and any future adoptions are permanently cancelled. >> she's for a home, ready for a family, ready to be loved. >> reporter: why the new adoption law signed so publicly? russian authorities say some of the adopted have been abused or died. one unruly boy was even sent back on a plane alone to russia. also at play here say u.s. experts, retaliation. a visa ban on russian officials accused of human rights violations. >> they're retaliating by holding hostage obvious fans that otherwise would have homes in the united states. >> reporter: the state department says we deeply regret russia's decision. >> i would ask putin to look deep
KOFY
Dec 28, 2012 11:30am PST
and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers, setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 tonight through new year's day. >>> a fry ride on muni today to celebrate the -- a free ride on muni today to celebrate the 100th birthday. terry mcsweeney is live at the west postal station. >> reporter: no unnecessary love, let's call it, for muni on is 100th birthday. riders are saying what muni needs to do, as we go forward is get it together, start running its trains on time. good news is muni's birthday wish for itself is the same thing. hop on a muni train or bus or cable car and it won't cost anything. happy birthday from muni, a system some love. >> i've been a lot of places i think muni is one of the greatest transportation lines. >> reporter: a system some don't love even on this special day. >> get serious about getting me places on time >> not good. really unreliable. i think, my opinion, you know, it is rare that it is ever on time. >> i agree with him. >> reporter: that comes from ed, a sometimes frustrated rider himself
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
every american. >> new year's, new laws in maryland. game marriage became legal at midnight -- a marriage became legal at midnight this morning. david has more. >> the mayor officiated the first gay marriage at city hall, and as a precaution, she got ordained to do at. wedding bells rang in the near. street michael the archangel celebrated its first same-sex marriage ceremony. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be celebrating with us if we were walking with him today. i do not look at it as a religious issue at all. i look good as a civil rights issue. ♪ >> hat amanda and her partner april exchanged wedding bells before 7000 invited guests, including four foster children a plan to adopt. >> it is the best thing to be a part of marriage and the world to make it legal. is the best thing in the world for us. >> they broke their wedding vows. their first guest -- their first gift to each other -- a single rose. they exchanged rose -- they exchanged vows and brings. >> i do proclaim that a man that and april are married in the name of the father and the sun -- that amanda and
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
line up to take advantage of the new law. this couple drove up from south carolina to get married on this special night. they're part of maryland's history, although their union won't be honored at home. >> our paperwork will not be recognized from the state level but it doesn't mean less to us. >> reporter: the significance is still there for these couples. but they want more than symbolism. bill wants quality thy across the board. >> a lot of the states that have not embraced it, so we still have a long way to go. >> reporter: they made such last-minute plans that they didn't have a chance to make honeymoon plans. >>> wow, same-sex marriage may be a law that's making history. it's not the only legal change. a handful of other laws took effect. vet vance having their status on their driver's license and parents can freeze their child's credit anytime they want. >>> think they have a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff, think again. representatives in the house appear to be against the bill that passed by a wide margin in the senate. >> reporter: after the senate's late night fiscal c
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from home depot. >> that is one of the inmates ashley nicole davis is helping and another client. >> was arrested, attempting to steal a car radio. >> reporter: california passed its harsh three strikes law in 1994 after the high profile kidnapping and killing of 12-year-old polly klaus by a repeat offender. it was meant to keep serial murders, rapists and child molesters off the streets. but standford's students saw a disturbing pattern. >> not just a handful of people who were sentenced to life. this wasn't the exception, this is the rule there are thousands of people who have be
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00am EST
, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a number of other new laws go into effect today. current city officials will get an extra year in office. a parent or guardian can freeze credit reports to protect kids from identity theft. they hope it can protect foster children. for more on all the new laws, you can visit our website, wbaltv.com. >> fireworks and parties unfolded all around the world. >> kurt gregory takes a look at new year's around the world. >> the first major city to celebrate 23 was in new zealand. in australia, a fireworks display dazzled hundreds of thousands in sydney where an estimated 1 billion people watching on tv. a large crowd in china. in tokyo, monks rang bells to cleanse sins. letting loose and dancing their way into 2013. more than 100,000 soldiers serving in afghanistan. in central russia, these brave ip.ls took an icy dept the water temperature was 37 degrees. the world's tallest building set the stage for a giant celebration. tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. big ben rang out the old and rang and the new. the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of tho
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am EST
a pretty hefty tax hike if they don't come to an agreement. law makers have one week to come up with a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. some republicans now say the president wants the country to go over the cliff. last week president -- last week's speaker of the house john boehner failed to get the plan b passed but he failed to even bring to a vote. and if his own party that kept it from happening. so as the bickering continues over who is to blame the president and speaker left town after making the parting pitches. >> the work towards a package that prevanes tax hike on mid -- prevents a tax hike on middle class americans protect unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's solution of raising tax rates would be redink as far as the eye could see and it would hurt jobs. >> president obama says that he will cut his holiday vacation short and try to hammer out the deal with congress. law makers are expected to return to washington later on this week to continue the negotiations.
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
help reheat their body. >> russian prime minister vladimir putin sign lad law today banning americans from adopting russian clish, a law some in maryland say it's heartbreaking and punishes nobody but the child. brian kuebler set down with one president. >> you may have heard of her, confined to a wheelchair because of spina bifida. she won three gold medals and a bronze in this year's paralympic games. she would never have reached that if not adopted by her mother debra. >> she decide not have a wheelchair. she crawled on the floor. her feet had atrophied behind her. she was very anemic. >> but being part of the family, she grew into the family both physically and socially. this is her at the russian orphanage, serving as an inspiration for the children and staff there. this is her trying to deliver a petition at the embassy, begging president putin not to sign the law which he did today, destroying the opportunity she had with an american family. her story powerful enough for inbound but the russian president. >> president putin has just nailed the lid in the coffin. shame
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm PST
the freeway. a fourth horse was found unhurt farther down the highway. >>> a lot of new laws are set to take effect in a few days. but which behind the wheel no, no will soon be okay? >> can i get a deal? hope so. >> that's the question everyone wants to know. what lawmakers in washington are doing to try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, fiscal cliff. the house and senate return to work tomor s reporter tara me >>> the clock is ticking as congressional leaders struggle to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the house and senate return to work tomorrow. cbs reporter tara mergener on what senate leaders are doing to come up with a last-minute compromise. >> reporter: house majority leader john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell were in the capital building today hoping to beat the deadline to the luge "fiscal cliff." >> got to get a deal? >> hope so. >> reporter: behind closed doors, senate leaders are cobbling together a pared down agreement that at least protects the middle class from tax increases january 1. it won't address deficit resit, across-the-board spen
LINKTV
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. there will be passing laws until a new parliament takes over next year. even though the president is now relinquishing some power after a newly passed constitution, the council includes 270 members, 90 of whom were appointed over the weekend. >> the upper house continues to pose a problem. it is a sliding majority that raises concerns because we have been looking for important laws that will supplement the constitution. >> the much talked-about demonstration law. they fear it would -- if it has not abated since he took over in june. in a speech on wednesday, the government urged members to focus on laws that will help the country move forward. >> this had been blocked by anti revolutionary forces. i urge you to work on that so we can regain the stolen money inside and out. >> they'll also be addressing the account on wednesday, but the opposition has maintained that they need guarantees, not just words. >> there has been another high- profile defections, the commander of the military police has left the president without his government. they say they turn to gangs of murderers. >> i
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
. gay couples will be able to get legally married in our state. the law will officially go into effect and thousands of people are expected to seize the moment. nadia met one of those couples that is getting ready for their big day. >> wedding bells are in the air. after nearly six years together, amanda and april are rehearsing for their special day. they are just one of many couples set to tie the knot on tuesday when same sex marriage in maryland becomes legal. >> to be legally married under the state law is marvelous. >> a long journey included many obstacles. >> in 2009 when we had a commitment ceremony, we did not think it was going to happen anytime soon. same-sex couples can obtain a marriage license. those who oppose the law set -- set the stage for a maryland voters to decide on the november ballot, and a majority of voters approved the measure. they obtained their marriage license earlier this month. >> it was like yes, we finally did it. >> a little boy or girl that we get to adopt will be able to have two moms and their birth certificate or on their adoption certifi
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
john buress naming four officers. >> a slew of new laws set to hit the books january 1 from new rules on the road to sales tax increases for sm.=i=r? we're live to preview some of the new rules and laws. nannette? californians taxes will go up in just a few days. the income tax will go up for high earners and sales tax going up for everyone. >> shoppers still getting their fill with after christmas sale buzz sales tax will jump another quarter sent bringing state wide tax to 7.5% for four years. california voters okayed the hike to safe schools from deeper cuts. >> i have a 17-year-old daughter and grandchildren going to be in school. whatever we've got to do, we'll dig in deeper to help. >> not everyone is happy with another tax hike. >> in the looking forward to it. this n reason for it to improve things but i never see it going towards that. >> also, help for senior citizens modeled after the amber alert a silver alert for anyone 65 or older who is missing and in great danger because of the medical conditions like alzheimer's. families typically have to wait 24 hours to file a repo
KRON
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
by thursday. happy new year, everyone. for those bringing in the new year, there are laws to pay attention to. there will be a 10-cent charge for plastic bags in grocery stores. the waste management authority adopted it last year, banning plastic bags, all in the effort to reduce single carryout bags and promote reusable bags. >> i won't be shopping here without a bag. i will bring my own bag. >> i need to go and dig them all and put them in my car. that's going to be the key, remember to get them out of the car when i go into the store. >> it's a good idea for the environment. i guess we all have to sacrifice for environment safety. >> according to www.stopwaste.org, plastic bags are the most common litter found in waterways. this is protects creeks and san francisco bay. >>> those klineing out their closet for the -- got a bonus. mission street in san francisco, those who came in to give away their old belongings were assisted by bellhops and given away popcorn. they got free passes to the zoo and movie tickets. they say this is to thank people for their donations which they ca
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
pedestrian safety laws will be slapped with a $155 citation. >> this antioch playground fenced off after it was torched by arsonists, who offered up a major donation today to rebuild this park. >> and taking a look outside you can see the sun is shining today but how long will that last? mark tamayo is tracking the next storm heading our way. >> you start thinking the worst thing that can happen. i just imagined someone was, you know, dying of- >> the panic triggered in a shopping mall, the brawl that sent people running and why some thought they heard gunfire. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female anno
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
happening again. claudia is following the story. >> with the prospect of tighter gun laws, in colorado, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks that are required for gun buyers. they are going to ask law makes for half a million dollars to speed up the process which used to take about half an hour and now takes about a week. process is free which has one lawmaker suggesting that those that want gun pay for it themselves. telling the denver post, quote, anyone else whether a teacher or law enforcement officer anyone needing a background check needs to pay for it. meantime, her it's already legal to carry a gun a record number of educators attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are teachers, all school employees for their application and permit to carry a firearm. in utah they have the advantage of beings able to carry one in schools. we do not restrict law abiding with a permit of carrying one in a school. >> hawaii, new hampshire and oregon allow them to carry one on campus. arizona and washington stat
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
all kinds of new laws across the country. in maryland, same-sex marriage there is legal as of today. and couples rang in 2013 with wedding bells. voters approved that gay marriage measure back in november. that was one of hundreds of new laws that went into effect as the new year began, from new restrictions on the use of social media to an increase in the minimum wage. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, has more. >> reporter: beginning today in california and illinois, it's against the law for an employer to ask anyone applying for a job to reveal user names or passwords for social media sites like facebook. johnny says it happened to him at a job interview. >> it's rude and not respectful. someone has privacy. you expect them to respect that. >> reporter: though job placement experts advise leaving embarrassing photos off social media sites, an employer doesn't have the right to rummage through an applicant's past. >> it's like saying, i want the keys to your house to look around. >> reporter: as of today in washington state, nearly every home, apartment, dormitory and ho
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
. one person was seriously injured. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >>> california law enforcement is reporting an uptick in drunk driving arrests. 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 980 in 2011. and 39 people died compared to 14 last year. in the bay area, 165 people people were arrest -- people were arrested. last year 188 arrests were made and no fatalities. they will beef up patrols again friday through tuesday. >>> the man who commanded -- general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. he retired in 1992. he rejected calls to run for office. he was 78 years old. >>> president obama cut his hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washingt
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 5:30pm EST
night at ten.reporting rreder - fox 45 news at 5:30. - several nnw laws taking effect . today.anotter measure protects children roo identity theft .... by allowing parents to any time.eer child's credit at - time.veterans will now be ble have their veteran status shown on heir drrver's liiensee license.and another measure bans arsenic in chicken feed to helppkeep toxins ut of the chesapeake bay. 3 the fate of he fiscal cliff is now in the haads of the house. . . leaders roo ábothá parties went behind closed doors with their respective caucuses thii afternoon.... discussing the deal approvee by the senate in the wee hours of tis morniig. under terms of the senate- approved legislation: taxxs on &pthe middle ccassswill not go more, and households earning 450-thouuand dollars or more will see their taxes reeurn tt clinton-era levvls. hhuse opponents say it was dooe in - hasse. penntor mitch mcconnell observed quote "this shouldn't be the model for how we do things arouud here" end quote, piie a bull in a china closett - anyway 3 if the bill isspassed in the house, the president is coul
KRON
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
law enforcement officers who died while on duty have declined this year. 127 federal, state and low officers have died while performing their duties so far this year. there were 165 deaths last year and 154 in 2010. the majority of officers who died were either victims of traffic accidents or were shot. texas had the highest number of deaths at 10. followed by georgia with 8 and maryland and colorado both had this experience >> in world new lows. the victim of a brutal gang rape and new dell high has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. the 23 year-old woman was attacked in a new dell high bus last week. if the rape sparked widespread protests-and a government panel will be assembled to look into the crime and suggest ways to approved women's safety. >> south africa's presidency says that former president nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the 94 year-old had been in the hospital since the beginning of this month. he was diagnosed with a lot of infection and also had a surgery to remove gall stones. a presidential spok
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
cooperation of law enforcement agencies from santa clara county, oakland and all involved. neighbors say news has been comfortinging. >> it speaks to more of the safety of the neighborhood that. is why i feel good about it. it wasn't a, just a random act of violence. >> they found the people, were relieved and happy bit z everyone is sleeping with both eyes closed now. >> investigators have not released a cause of death nl nlt-sh-in the nurd year a new year's eve warning from patrol. drivers need to be aware of black ice, being blamed for this accident on petaluma boulevard. a driver patrol he lost control of the pickup truck around 7:45 this morning. the truck overturned after veering into an enbankment. black ice being blamed for an accident on san pablo dam road. the car slid off the road, tumbling about 60 feet down a hillside. we're glad toll you norr"; one s injured. >> and cold everybody keeps talking about. is it going to get colder? >> let's find out. spencer chris chen is here with the accu-weather forecast. >> it's9Ñ!4 going to get cold. not as cold as this morning but cold,
KRON
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
, there are no tire chain laws in effect but look out for freezing fog toward with mostly sunny skies. temperatures will be climbi the 30's. your kron 4 7 day around the bay my help and pleasant conditions with mild-- sunday, monday, looked to also be dry. temperatures in the 50s. >> we continue to monitor a light ride. we will see there are no problems from the macarthur maze, and also out of the word, the 92 westbound. take a look! you could practically walk across the bridge. and the 101 northbound. southbound, it is not even the set up for normal computers. there are no delays or problems. a quick look at our traffic map for the north bay ride towards marin county. delay- free. >>> police in oakland are still looking for the gunman who girl. the teenager who died sunday night has been identified as 15-year-old jubrille jordan of oakland. this is what the crime scene looked like sunday night hours after the shooting had happened. keep in mind these gun shots rang out in the afternoon. jordan was killed and a 14 year old boy was shot in the foot. the shooter is still on the lose. oa
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
. stay with us this morning. laws in maryland are changing. we'll tell you how casinos are getting ready for 24-hour action and table games. >>> also this morning, a place in different countries, a spiritual center in times of worship, celebration and sorrow reminds us to keep 20 young children in our thoughts and prayers. >>> it's a storm over the east coast that's affecting us today. there's a storm on the west coast that could bring snow for the weekend. details on that coming up. >>reporter: well, right now 695 is nice and clear just west of york road. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171 dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy, like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses, like the pier 15 restaurant and bar, say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are offering water in between drinks and saying do you have a
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
forecast -- android apps. click on weather. a law banning americans from -- bannging americans from adopting russians signed into law in retaliation to against russians they believe to be human rights violators. >> it is not surprising there is a political tit-for-tat. it's not surprising. what is shocking is that they are using the well being of children at risk. for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> it will go into effect january 1st and it is likely that 46 children who were about to be adopted will now remain in russia. american families have been the biggest overseas of doctors taking in more than 60,000 children over the last two decades. a contract remains in a coma after being beaten in west baltimore and the person responsible is still at large. they found 57-year-old stephen pearson on conscious inside a home last week. family members say he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. he remains in serious but stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate crime in baltimore city, t
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 11:35pm EST
despite having criticism the n.r.a. is not backing down to any new gun laws. >> the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an ax and a knife, doesn't mean you deny baseball bats or guns. >> but the easy availability of guns is a contributing factor. and you can't keep that off the table. >> politicians went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n.r.a. is not budging from the stance they took on friday calling for armed guards in our school. >> the former undersecretary is working on the n.r.a. for this. he called the armed security a deterrent, an effective way to deter people. >> you provide safety with armed personnel without putting fear in anyone. >> gun violence is down. >> but we have to keep working on this. and there are are lots of different solutions. the pro gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety people like myself who say don't look at other
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am EST
state for about three weeks but the new law didn't go into effect until the strike of midnight in the new year. dozens of same-sex weddings are scheduled for today including some at city hall in baltimore and a mass wedding event at the black walnut point inn on tillman island. >>> maryland is also banning arsenic in chicken feed and allowing parents to freeze their child appear credit in an effort to prevent identity theft. in virginia, it will be harder for state and local governments to take property in the name of eminent domain. and insurance agents will now have to perform property owners if their policy excludes coverage for earthquake damage. >>> let's talk football. the redskins are still the talk of the town. >> the excitement over their first division tight until 13 years is overwhelming. tickets for sunday's game are all sold out through there are always ticket agencies like stub hub but you better be prepared to shell out big bucks. standing room only seats are selling for $150. apparel stores say the new division champ shirts are expected to fly off the shelves. >>> stil
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
president signed a law today banning americans from adopting russian children...after a in a hht car in virginia by his adoptive pprents. buttamericans belleve the ban is in response to a law igged byypresident obama this mnth that calls for sanctions agaiist russian human riihts violators. 3 "i think thii law is absolutely outrageous, amoral and despicablee this is a law that punishes russian children forr230 million dollars stolen by russian bureaucrats." bureaucrats." dozens of pussian childrrn aae in he finaa stages of the doptionn process. the u-s & that thess cases go throuuh...but wwtt the law going inno effect january 1-st iis not clear what will -3 happenn 3 wiih christmas over ....... its timeeto throw out your christmas trees. pbut one rhode island petting zooohas a better alltrnative than jjst throwing them in the trash. - 3 their actually using them as lunch. christtas tree from around -3town for their animals to eat. -3& the farms 50-goats hhve taken a llking to the pine needles....and the lambs and cows are getting in on the feast as well. 3 "everybody hates to like, you
KICU
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
bought it last year. >>> it is now the law in russia, u.s. families are no longer allowed to adopt russian children. the law was signed into law today. it is in retaliation of u.s. law for human right abusers there. a crushing blow for would-be parents here. a hopeful mom spoke about the 3- year-old she is waiting for. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. so i want to be reunited with her. and i want to bring her home. >> adoption agencies are protesting the ban in hopes adoptions in progress may go forward. >> reporter: come january 1st, new state law expected to make it easier for women to use sperm donors to get pregnant. it was crafted with single women and same sex couples in mind. it will allow them to wave strict federal testing restrictions when receiving sperm from a known donor. critics argued that the current rules discriminate against woman who do not have intimate male partners. >>> a bay area lawmaker is trying to stop drunk drivers from repeating their mistakes. a tougher law introduced had this afternoon would require ignition locks. >> one drink or two drin
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> this is one of several in laws that take effect in our region. in what was a dry down in montgomery county is now allowed to serve alcohol. >> change is slow in manassas maryland and that is the way people who live here like it. a new law will shake things up in this quiet town. >> we had two great restaurants go out of business because they could not have liquor. >> dry damascus is dry no more. the sell of liquor has been illegal but in a highly contested vote allows the sale of beer and wine in restaurants. >> you're not going to see people from gaithersburg come to damascus just because we serve alcohol. we're having people leave the town and join the town of gaithersburg. >> he owns a restaurant in town. live acts perform here on the weekend and up until now his beverage menu has been short but now he feels he can keep up with his competition. >> i hope it will help boost some soff. economy up here and attract more restaurants because we don't have a lot of choices. >> alcohol can only be served to customers who are seated, no bar stools, that prohibits bars. most residents, eve
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am EST
good for the country. >> reporter: if the bill eventually becomes law the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle-class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won challenges on spending cuts is disgusting. the fact we're not where we are on taxes is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama said he wanted a grand bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and even though congres
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
checking out the deals, it's something they do every year. >> my mom, aunt, sister-in- law, tradition we do. we just spend time together. do a lot of returns. >> reporter: stores throughout the mall displayed sale science, some showing as much as 75%off. >> we want to sell as much, put the spring goods out. we are going to be -- i know we are. >> reporter: november and december count up to 40% of yearly sales, the last two months before christmas were the weakest since 2008. retailers hope to make up by slashing prices, customers had different take its on the deals they saw. >> last year was much better. >> reporter: dispointing? >> little bit. >> 50% off at gap. marked down -- i got tanks, underwear and, yeah. >> reporter: you are happy. >> yeah. >> reporter: and many are expecting to use their gift cards today and they will have plenty of chances to do that. the mall has extended hours today here at valley fair. they will be open until ten tonight. ktvu. >> thank you. for a lot of people the gifts are now unwrapped and sorted. before going to the customer service counter you need to ch
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
chief has called it quits. he was worked in law enforcement for more than four decade. he will be replaced by the captain. the chief will stay on the job for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster. police will be able to issue silver alerts for m
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. they have put in blockades and are making laws that no more than five people can gather. the government is very wary about what is going to happen next. >> russia has invited the officers of the syrian national coalition for parks, and is urging president bashar al-assad to do the same. they say russia must first condemn the president before dialogue him take place. russia says the transitional government should be put in place, with bashar al-assad staying in power. >> we have already had dialogue in cairo. we expressed readiness to meet with them, and are still ready. as we understand, they do not have any objection regarding the offer to leave. we are against interference from outside parties in syria. we understand we need a ceasefire. we agreed the geneva convention contains the elements to move forward for political settlement. >> in the caesarian title, schilling has devastated large parts of the city, including a large suburbs. the rebels say they have also made gains in eastern syria. fighters say they have captured this oil field. tens of thousands of mainly sunni i
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
eve, the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers, setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 tonight through new year's day. >>> a fry ride on muni today to celebrate the -- a free ride on muni today to celebrate the 100th birthday. terry mcsweeney is live at the west postal station. >> reporter: no unnecessary love, let's call it, for muni on is 100th birthday. riders are saying what muni needs to do, as we go forward is get it together, start running its trains on time. good news is muni's birthday wish for itself is the same thing. hop on a muni train or bus or cable car and it won't cost anything. happy birthday from muni, a system some love. >> i've been a lot of places i think muni is one of the greatest transportation lines. >> reporter: a system some don't love even on this special day. >> get serious about getting me places on time >> not good. really unreliable. i think, my opinion, you know, it is rare that it is ever on time. >> i agree with him. >> reporter: that comes from ed, a sometimes frust
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